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Spotlight

Appeals court rules CFPB funding structure unconstitutional

An appeals court has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutionally funded. The Oct. 19 ruling, written by a three judge panel in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, invalidates the bureau’s 2017 payday lending rule limiting the collection options for payday lenders. 

News

Report: Student banking products more expensive, less transparent

Student banking products offered by financial institutions and colleges are often more expensive than comparable products and often don’t follow Department of Education requirements, according to a recent report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

CFPB: Financial companies must safeguard consumer data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently confirmed that companies without adequate safeguards to protect consumer data are at greater risk of being held liable under the Consumer Financial Protection Act.